Green renovation

PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

Kind and enthusiastic Pablo Blefari showed us around the space, and as soon as we entered the building, we were welcomed by a reception space that is both colorful and clean. Small replicas of  local

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Rothschild Foundation Moves Into Beautifully Renovated Windmill Hill Dairy Farm

Rothschild Foundation Moves Into Beautifully Renovated Windmill Hill Dairy Farm

Windmill Hill features a series of buildings and courtyards that make strong references to the site's agricultural past. The facility houses a Reading Room, archives storage, meeting rooms, and offices

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Spectacular Huercal-Overa Lookout Tower Gets A Rustic Upgrade

Spectacular Huercal-Overa Lookout Tower Gets A Rustic Upgrade

Disturbing the site as little as possible was important to the architects so they worked around the topography as much as they could. And they chose shapes and materials that emphasized the aesthetic

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SANAA Unveils La Samaritaine Renovation Plans Complete with Transparent Glass Facade

SANAA Unveils La Samaritaine Renovation Plans Complete with Transparent Glass Facade

La Samaritaine was first built back in 1870 and over the years grew and spread out to encompass an entire block. Various architects and designers were involved in the construction and renovation of the

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Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, is Now Complete

Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, is Now Complete

At first conceived as three wings spiraling out from a central core, the newly renovated tower retains the original concept, but adds to it in many significant ways. First, the tower's height was

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Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

The Museo del Bicentenario blends history and modern technology in an elegant and conscientious way, deep under Buenos Aires’ Pink Governmental House. Its 54,000 square foot galleries stretch in and out

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Former Golden Crust Bakery Renovated into a Delicious New Living Space

Former Golden Crust Bakery Renovated into a Delicious New Living Space

Much of the exterior brickwork was left intact - including the original painted Golden Crust Bakery signage. Inside, however, the rooms are airy and modern with white walls and minimalist furniture that

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Wildspace ‘Supershed’ Is a Vibrant Insulated Renovated Warehouse In London

Wildspace ‘Supershed’ Is a Vibrant Insulated Renovated Warehouse In London

ABA refurbished the warehouses from a derelict state into a completely new and exciting space. Wildspace is a 4,000 sq meter light industrial space created for the London Thames Gateway Development

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14th Century Favrholm Farmhouse Receives a Green Injection from World’s Largest Insulin Producer

14th Century Favrholm Farmhouse Receives a Green Injection from World’s Largest Insulin Producer

The conference center includes an auditorium, a restaurant, conference rooms, guest rooms, and sport and fitness facilities. These are designed to accommodate employees of the nearby insulin factory in

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300 Year Old Barn Renovated Into a Modern Yet Rustic Residence

300 Year Old Barn Renovated Into a Modern Yet Rustic Residence

The barn is located on a hill with a vantage over open farmland and woodlands. Wanting to preserve all that was good with the historic barn -- but still have a modern, efficient, functional home -- the

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Black Sheep House was borne from the dream and hard work of Yorkshire couple Pete and Christine Hope. When they found an old stable in the remote location of the Isle of Harris, they decided to renovate

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Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

There's nothing ho hum about the Shoe Supply store in Antwerp. Located in a discreet portion of this Belgian city's retail district, the owner wanted a design concept that would get everybody talking. But

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Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles Renovated Into Jaw-Dropping CentroCentro Cultural Center

Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles Renovated Into Jaw-Dropping CentroCentro Cultural Center

Photo © Sofía Menéndez Originally designed by architects Antonio Palacios y Joaquin Otamendi, Palacio de Cibeles (also known as Communications Palace) opened its doors in 1919 and quickly became a

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Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to be Resurrected as One of Europe’s Largest Urban Gardens

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to be Resurrected as One of Europe’s Largest Urban Gardens

The Tempelhof Airport was originally constructed in 1927, but it was reconstructed in 1934 under Albert Speer's plan for the reconstruction of Berlin during the Nazi era. The limestone-clad 1.2

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Barcelona’s ‘Las Arenas’ Bullfighting Ring Transformed Into Epic Commercial Complex

Barcelona’s ‘Las Arenas’ Bullfighting Ring Transformed Into Epic Commercial Complex

The last bullfighting event at Las Arenas occurred in 1977, leaving the stadium a relic of an outdated Spanish tradition. Although bullfighting has somewhat fallen out of favor (outside of Pamplona that

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Restaurant Tierra: Chilean House Renovated into a Charming Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Restaurant Tierra: Chilean House Renovated into a Charming Restaurant and Coffee Shop

This charming restaurant and coffeehouse in downtown Melipilla, Chile lived a former life as an ordinary residence. Restaurant Tierra was remodeled and refurbished by Cavagnero Rojo Architects, and it now

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Ho Hum Post War House Transformed Into a Sanctuary of Modernest Bliss

Ho Hum Post War House Transformed Into a Sanctuary of Modernest Bliss

Once a mediocre post-war house built to minimal standards, Division1 Architects transformed the dated structure into a modernist nest for a growing family. The architects were asked to re-imagine the

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Herzog & de Meuron Repurpose Old Madrid Power Station With a Lush Vertical Garden

Herzog & de Meuron Repurpose Old Madrid Power Station With a Lush Vertical Garden

Herzog & de Meuron describe their transformation and renovation of Madrid’s Central Eléctrica de Mediodía into the art museum as if it were a surgical procedure. The brick building was completely

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The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

While the house appears to be pretty conventional from the outside, we can sense a mysterious that radiates from within. Surrounded by high trees, the has a solid front door facing the street and actually

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Hüttenpalast: Salvaged Campers Find A New Home In A Funky Budget Berlin Hotel

Hüttenpalast: Salvaged Campers Find A New Home In A Funky Budget Berlin Hotel

Hüttenpalast, or the Hut Palace, is a small hotel in the Neukölln neighborhood in southern Berlin. The masterminds behind the project wanted to share their neighborhood with tourists and give them a

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White House: Scottish Ruins Transformed Into Modern Low-Impact Home

White House: Scottish Ruins Transformed Into Modern Low-Impact Home

Photo © Ross Evans The massive stone walls of the original home were doomed to failure as they were set on top of a sandy foundation and further eroded by treasure hunters searching for buried gold. A

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Holburn Museum Retrofit Gives a Classic Building a Modern Twist

Holburn Museum Retrofit Gives a Classic Building a Modern Twist

The new wing and is tucked directly behind the restored Georgian era mansion, and its scale mimics the classic proportions of the original estate. The design, however, diverges dramatically with its boxy

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Contemporary French Studio Emerges from Old Garage

Contemporary French Studio Emerges from Old Garage

The conversion features a new façade and a series of rolling doors and window shutters that hide the patio, which is encased in glass. Natural light now penetrates deep into the converted space thanks to

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1970s Berlin Restaurant Transformed into Graffiti Art Tower

1970s Berlin Restaurant Transformed into Graffiti Art Tower

A tower restaurant built back in the 70s in Berlin has recently gotten an urban street-inspired face lift! The retro eatery, known by Berliners as the “Bierpinsel” (Beer Brush), no longer

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Original 1959 Airstream Restored Into Architect’s Fantastic Mobile Studio

Original 1959 Airstream Restored Into Architect’s Fantastic Mobile Studio

The metamorphosis happened at a friend’s sculpture studio, and it was almost like an archeological dig. While they were cleaning up the travel trailer they found all sorts of artifacts and objects

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London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of a Classic Building

London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of a Classic Building

The Edwardian town hall on Cambridge Heath Road fell on hard times in the 90’s, when the neo-classical building was rarely used save as a shooting location for films. It was bought by a hotel developer,

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Black Pearl House: Stunning Dutch Renovation is Harmoniously Eclectic

Black Pearl House: Stunning Dutch Renovation is Harmoniously Eclectic

The reworking of the dilapidated building was anything but modest. The ground floor is now an open-air wood shop that leads to a bamboo garden patio in the back. The narrow, white stairs open to the main

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The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The courtyard is now the largest event space in Washington D.C, complete with fully grown trees. The lattice work of the ceiling is reflected in the unique water feature on the floor, and the feeling of

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Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

The site of the train station was owned and operated by the Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha (FEVE light rail line), but the station had fallen into disuse. Since it's located in a very busy part of the

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